tazreen factory fire

The owners of the Dhaka, Bangladesh garment factory that burned in 2012 were found guilty of gross negligence, but this weekend, they turned themselves in on charges of culpable homicide in the deaths of the 112 workers who died in the blaze.

Part of the reason owners don’t do due diligence to make workplaces safe is that, for them, the costs aren’t high enough to make it “worth their time.” Is this the beginning of an effort to turn that around?